If you have ever experienced a stagnant growth rate for your hair, or your hair has been in a damaged condition for awhile, know that there is ways to help fix those problems!
One main thing to look at overall is your overall well-being and routine. If you are taking any medications it could effect the condition of your hair in a negative way. Also look at how often you are cleansing your hair. Are you getting your split ends trimmed? Most importantly: Is your hair getting the moisture it needs? What type of products are you using for your hair? and Are you refraining from using excess heat in your hair?
Those things play in a big key factor for all hair types. Also identifying what type of hair porosity helps as well. By doing the test you must:
- TAKE A FEW STRANDS of your hair (mainly strands from your comb) and drop them into a bowl of water.
- LET THEM SIT in the bowel for about two to four minutes.
- OBSERVE YOUR HAIR. If you hair is floating in the water, you have low porosity. If your hair is sinking, you have high porosity. If it floats and gradually sinks you have normal/ middle porosity.
If you have low porosity, most likely your hair is resistant to moisture. This simply means that you need to help your hair retain moisture. Deep conditioning hair will be your best friend!
If you hair strands sunk in the bowl of water, your hair has high porosity. It easily absorbs moisture and is more likely prone to frizz. Highly porous hair requires a little more effort to maintain, but will not be an issued with having a set detailed hair routine! Your hair will need tons of protein so it’s best to add protein rich products to your hair regimen. Some great products with proteins are products with avocado, aloe and wheat protein.
For repairing your hair, it is best to make sure to you keep your hair clean! Cleaning weekly or every two weeks is very key so there’s no build up! Trimming ends are important too, do as needed for what is best for your hair. Taking vitamins are optional and can help boost some growth. When washing and moisturizing hair, utilize on protective styles with your hair to leave it alone (i.e. braids, bun, weave, twists, knots).
If you wear your hair straight, it is best to limit using the straightener very frequently and decrease the times of having to use heat. Use heat protectant sprays when using any heat (curling wand, curling iron, flat iron, and even blow dryers.) and this includes when stepping outside as well if the weather is very hot and humid you want to protect your hair.
For choosing the best products to wash and condition your hair, use products that are free of sulfate, parabens, silicone, artificial oils, colors, and fragrances and salt. Those few ingredients could dry your hair out and change your hair texture.
Products To Help Promote Healthy Hair
These products are some of the best current products out there that will really help strengthen, repair, grow and refresh your hair.
Redken Extreme Condtioner
Redken Extreme Shampoo
Redken All Soft Conditioner
Kenra Nourishing Masque
Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Mask
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer
OGX Ever Straight – Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray
Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Detangling Milk
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Fortifier
Please also keep in mind as a little tip, sometimes products that are effective are pricey but, just as you wouldn’t put a price tag on your health, same can apply to the health of your hair. Happy healthy hair growing, and may the results be ever in your favor!